Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday rejected “completely ridiculous” criticism of a photograph selling her new film that exhibits her open air in a revealing costume alongside male actors in coats.
“I’m extraordinarily offended,” the actress wrote on Fb. “That Versace costume was fabulous, you assume I’m going to cowl that beautiful costume up with a coat and a shawl?”
Lawrence on Tuesday posed for pictures in London with “Crimson Sparrow” director Francis Lawrence and her co-stars, together with Jeremy Irons. The Oscar-winning actress wore an attention-grabbing black costume with a plunging neckline and hip-high slit, whereas the lads wore coats. Folks on social media pointed to the pictures for example of leisure trade inequality, and one of many photographs rapidly went viral.
Lawrence, nonetheless, mentioned the criticisms have been “not feminism,” and have been “creating foolish distractions from actual points.”
She mentioned she wore the costume outdoors for less than 5 minutes, however would have “stood within the snow for that costume as a result of I really like vogue and that was my selection.”
“That is sexist, that is ridiculous, this isn’t feminism,” Lawrence continued. “Over- reacting about every thing somebody says or does, creating controversy over foolish innocuous issues equivalent to what I select to put on or not put on, shouldn’t be transferring us ahead. It’s creating foolish distractions from actual points.”
Helen Lewis, deputy editor of New Statesman, a British political and cultural journal, mentioned she discovered the picture of Lawrence baring her pores and skin whereas surrounded by males in coats bothersome.
“That is such a quietly miserable (and revealing) picture,” Lewis wrote in a tweet. “Not least as a result of I’ve been outdoors at this time and it’s bloody FREEZING.” AccuWeather logged London’s excessive on Tuesday at 48 levels.
“True equality means both Jennifer Lawrence getting a coat, or Jeremy Irons having to pose for a photocall in assless chaps,” Lewis mentioned in one other tweet.
One other individual on Twitter prompt that Lawrence may have merely refused to put on the costume. Lewis, nonetheless, pointed to feedback the actress made in November about harassment and energy dynamics in Hollywood.
“I lastly made the choice to face up for myself … after which I used to be punished, and I acquired afraid that I wasn’t going to be employed once more,” Lawrence mentioned on the time, throughout a roundtable dialogue for The Hollywood Reporter. “I used to be known as tough and a nightmare. I feel lots of people aren’t coming ahead as a result of they’re afraid they’re not going to work once more.”
Lots of people on Twitter agreed with Lewis.
Because of this, the picture went viral.
Final week, Lawrence instructed “Leisure Tonight” she is taking a yearlong break from performing to work with Signify.Us, a company that she mentioned goals “to get younger individuals engaged politically on a neighborhood stage.”